n South African Medical Journal - Improving the quality of medical certification of cause of death : the time is now! : issues in medicine : forum

Volume 101, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Cause of death statistics are an essential data source for monitoring the health of populations, identifying health priorities and planning health service delivery. The case for improving the quality of cause of death statistics for South Africa (SA) has been echoed for the past decade.

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